We’d like to know a little more about you. Tell us in a couple of lines about your reason for taking this course, and an interesting fact about you.
My name is Johanna. I have been an RPN for 21 years. I have worked in Mental Health and currently am working in Long Term Care. I specialize in working with clients with dementia. In my spare time I like to relax with my husband and 2 dogs – Huckleberry and Tom. We like to go for walks on nearby trails. I am looking forward to improving my leadership skills, as I am finding this a challenging aspect of my current job!
I’m Maria Alejandro. I have been an RPN for 17 years. My nursing background is predominantly in the ER (14 yrs) and I have worked in acute medicine and surgery float pool for 5 years. I also briefly worked with the Cree people in the Weenebayko area. In 2019, I went to Nepal and volunteered as a nurse in one of the hospitals in Kathmandu. Currently, I have been working through agency nursing and will be starting a new job in remote outposts in Ontario servicing healthcare in the indigenous regions. Through agency nursing, I had the opportunity to work in both LTC and retirement homes. Being the leader of a LTC unit was definitely something I enjoy doing and would love to hone this skill through emotional intelligence. Although I had been finding it challenging to transition from an acute care way of thinking to a chronic care way of thinking. I enjoy traveling the world and learning about different cultures. When I’m home, I spend time with my husband, daughter, and Frenchie. I am also currently taking Occupational Health Nursing Certificate at this time.
Hello, I’m Blair
I have been a nurse since 2018 with some experience working within all units of the hospital. This was in a float position with a main focus on ER, Mental Health and Addictions. I ended my career in the hospital when they lifted the regulation around working in multiple locations. At this time I started working in LTC and really enjoyed the change. I ended up leaving the hospital in 2021 after completing my Advance Wound Care and Advance Foot Care certifications along with MDS-RAI. During this time I was offered a job as Corporate Clinical Support and went into our LTC homes and supported our organizing with any task that needed to be complete under the direction of the VP. I now support our homes as the Director of MDS RAI and Rehab. I continue to support on a clinical level as well.
I just got married in June, I have a 14 year old Golden Retriever, I love to travel, being outdoors and on the water. I enjoy to learn and try new things. We only live once, so do it right. Looking forward to the weeks to come.
Hi , My name is Victoria Summers
I started my RPN career in a Long Term Care Home from 2012 to 2018. I am now a clinical coordinator for psw services. I do work casual with Paramed home health to keep nursing skills up to date. I very pleased to have the opportunity to work in my own Indigenous community southwest of London ON. I am in psw supervisor role so I am hoping to increase my knowledge in the leadership role.
Interesting fact: I graduated the RPN program with my little sister, we both got full jobs at the same long term care home the same year. I then switched to home and community care and my sister followed along and we are both working at the same place again.
Hello! My name is Jessica I’ve been an RPN for almost 8 years. I work at Windsor Regional Hospital on Inpatient Surgery. Over the past few years, I’ve realized that I love learning and there are so many courses I would love to take. I feel a calling to help empower myself and my coworkers as nurses in the workplace and as a woman in society. The more I learn, the more I share and help inspire others.
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My name is Jay-Ann, I ‘ve been an RPN for two years now. I work Full time at a long-term care home where I completed my pre-grad placement. I decided to take this course to improve my leadership skills such as communication and problem solving as these are important skills to have as a nurse. I’m looking forward to coming weeks, to use new skills learnt .
My name is Rebecca. I’ve been an RPN for 17 years. I started my career working four years in med-surg and CCC in a small community hospital. After relocating, I accepted a position in a LTC home and have been there for the past 13 years.
Being in a supervisory role I felt this course would be beneficial. I’m always interested in learning.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, day trips to unexplored areas and being in nature.
My name is Loretta Smoke. I have been an RPN for 11 years. I have worked for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne for 8 years. We have 2 clinics which are in Quebec and Ontario as our Reservation is divided between 2 provinces and also part of Northern New York state. I first started at our Ontario clinic and when the Pandemic started I was moved to the Quebec clinic for two years. I currently go back and forth between the 2 clinics but most of my time is at the Ontario clinic. I work with the providers we have within our organization and also do blood draws for patients within our community who utilize our clinics. My supervisor suggested I take this course and she has mentioned me taking on a supervisory role within our department. I am open to the opportunity should it present itself, and I feel this course would help gain the skills necessary to succeed in that aspect.
Hello All! My name is Paula and I have been an RPN since July 2010. I currently work in the pharmaceutical field. Since 2016, I have had various roles including Nurse Case Manager, Associate Program Manager and Nurse Field Case Manager. I live in southern Ontario. I also have a part-time job where I care for a brain injury client. I love being a nurse and providing care to others.
Hi, I’m Rebecca. I graduated 2 years ago but due to personal circumstances I had to take some time off. I am currently applying for jobs. Some personal interests of mine include crochet and reading. I am looking forward to using skills learned from this course as I begin my career.